The Short Story (AL)

This course approaches the short story as a distinct prose genre, beginning with work by Edgar Allen Poe and Guy de Maupassant and concluding with stories by contemporary authors. We will examine the particularly notable growth of the genre in America and survey various trends in the form, from "local color" sketches and realistic tales to experiments in modernism and postmodernism. Throughout, we will consider issues of structure, characterization, style, and voice. Other authors may include Anderson, Barthelme, Cheever, Chekhov, Hemingway, Joyce, Moore, O'Connor, Twain, and Welty. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

10:10am-11:00am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday at AXN 229 (Sep 9, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013)
1:45pm-2:35pm on Wednesday at AXN 229 (Sep 9, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013)
Axinn Center 229